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I got pregnant to my 2nd baby and my eldest is just 6months and still breastfeeding, is it ok to breastfeed while pregnant ?

I got pregnant to my 2nd baby and my eldest is just 6months and still breastfeeding, is it ok to breastfeed while pregnant ?

Yes: You face the simple decision on how far into the pregnancy you want to bf or to just overlap.If this is a good nurturing time you both enjoy, continue.If you find yourself chasing baby down to feed & s/he makes it short & quickly gets off it is time to wean. Some older infants might feel displaced if the newborn begins to take there place either way, but if the older baby gives it up, it will be ok. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My baby is 7 months and i breasfeed her.i knewi am pregnant couple days ago..is it ok to continue breastfeed her ?

My baby is 7 months and i breasfeed her.i knewi am pregnant couple days ago..is it ok to continue breastfeed her ?

Yes: You can feed right up to delivery & then do both.You may want to follow babies ques.If she starts getting short with feeds & is less interested afte 5-10 min/side you could wean and have a natural break to get ready for the new baby.There are subtile differences in the newborn & mature milk but not enough that I would stop if your baby wants to continue. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed while pregnant?

Can I breastfeed while pregnant?

No.: As in you shouldn't. Some women who become pregnant while lactating do continue to produce milk, but the hormone responsible for milk letdown is oxytocin, which can cause uterine contractions and lead to preterm labor. The uterus usually has few receptors for this hormone in the first trimester, so most don't have symptoms in the first trimester. If you're pregnant, it is time to wean. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed while I am pregnant?

Can I breastfeed while I am pregnant?

Yes: Breastfeeding while pregnant isn't ideal but it can be safe if you adjust your diet a little. You will need to add some calories to account for both the baby and the breastfeeding and you will need to be really good about additional water as you can get very dehydrated that way. You should start weaning during your pregnancy as it will be hard to breastfeed both babies. ...Read more

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Can you still breastfeed if your pregnant?

Can you still breastfeed if your pregnant?

Yes!: This is perfectly safe to continue breastfeeding. AAP recommends breastfeeding for one year and as long as baby and mom would like to continue, WHO recommends two years of breastfeeding. Interestingly most mammals stop breastfeeding around the time molars erupt, which in humans is around the age of two. ...Read more

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Imy sister is having a four months baby and she found herself pregnant, can she continue breastfeed her little baby?

Imy sister is having a four months baby and she found herself pregnant, can she continue breastfeed her little baby?

Yes: She may want to wean as the baby approaches 9 months or so to prepare for the new arrival. Breast feeding while pregnant will not harm the baby inside. Some moms can feed 2 babies at the same time,but I don't recommend it. ...Read more

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What to do if I am just over 7 months pregnant :) I am determined to breastfeed, I just have a few worries. can everyone breastfeed?

What to do if I am just over 7 months pregnant :) I am determined to breastfeed, I just have a few worries. can everyone breastfeed?

Breast feeding : Yes. Most women have no problems nursing. After you have your baby, the nurses in the hospital are all very good at teaching, troubleshooting and helping you succeed. There are usually lactation specialists at most hospitals, these days, as well. Read up, and be prepared! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/breast-feeding-tips ...Read more

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Can i breastfeed during pregnancy?

Can i breastfeed during pregnancy?

Yes,but: You may want to consider weaning after the present breastfeeding child is up walking. This can reduce the chance of behavior problems if the older child views a newborn as competition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breastfeed my baby if I am pregnant?

Is it safe to breastfeed my baby if I am pregnant?

Yes: Moms have done it for centuries. You can safely nurse a toddler through a pregnancy. As long as your health and the unborn baby's heath are fine, it is ok. If you are having problems or your unborn child is not growing, etc. Then you may need to stop. Your OB can assist you as your pregnancy progresses. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant 9 weeks and i breastfeed my son i want to stop breastfeeding because he breastfeed all the day and night please tell me how ?

I'm pregnant 9 weeks and i breastfeed my son i want to stop breastfeeding because he breastfeed all the day and night please tell me how ?

Get help: You can start formula at any time but may need someone else to help.If you kid can smell you he will fight for the real thing. After he is hungry enough to start bottle feeding for your spouse or friend he may do it for you.Feed as he awakens and do not offer it again until after a sleep period, begin solids if he is over 6 mo and advance them as tolerated.He may reject this at first but keep tryng. ...Read more

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I breastfeeding my baby he has 12 month and i'm pregnant in 6 weeks .Can i breastfeed my baby because he don't want to stop breastfeeding ?

I breastfeeding my baby he has 12 month and i'm pregnant in 6 weeks .Can i breastfeed my baby because he don't want to stop breastfeeding ?

Yes: You face the simple decision on how far into the pregnancy you want to bf or to just overlap.If this is a good nurturing time you both enjoy, continue.If you find yourself chasing baby down to feed & s/he makes it short & quickly gets off it is time to wean.The older baby is less likely to feel displaced/lost if he has moved on to a big boy feeding.Consult with your local la leche league chapter. ...Read more

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Im pregnant with my second child, and im at a bit of a loss as to what to do. I had planned to breastfeed my first daughter the whole time i was pregn?

Im pregnant with my second child, and im at a bit of a loss as to what to do. I had planned to breastfeed my first daughter the whole time i was pregn?

Whatever you choose: Breast feeding is both nurturing and nutrition. Data supports the superior feeding benefits up to 8 mo, which diminish as solids are added. If your kid needs the nurturing, continue as you desire. If you must track down the kid at feeding time and she makes short work of it, wean and prepare for no 2. I have mom's that feed both at the same time but it can lead to problems. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can't get pregnant if you breastfeed? Do you get periods?

Is it true that you can't get pregnant if you breastfeed? Do you get periods?

You can get preg: The myth of breastfeeding preventing pregnancy comes from the fact that some women who exclusively breastfeed do not have periods thus they do not ovulate. This is not a reliable method of birth control. I would not rely on this. If you are breastfeeding and having periods then you likely are ovulating. Better to start a breastfeeding safe method of birth control. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and still want to breastfeed my 3 month old. Am I going to have enough milk? how to keep supply up?

I'm pregnant and still want to breastfeed my 3 month old. Am I going to have enough milk? how to keep supply up?

Breastfeeding: Generally, it's safe to continue breast-feeding while pregnant — as long as you're careful about eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids. However, breast-feeding can trigger mild uterine contractions. Although these contractions aren't a concern during an uncomplicated pregnancy, your health care provider might discourage breast-feeding while pregnant due to risk of premature labour ...Read more

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I use to weight 122 before i had my second kid i gained 41 pounds during pregnancy so 181 total i didn't loose very much after birth i even breastfeed?

I use to weight 122 before i had my second kid i gained 41 pounds during pregnancy so 181 total i didn't loose very much after birth i even breastfeed?

Time to lose: It's time to lose not only the birth of the second child, but also the extra "insulation" attendant to that process. Get up and exercise as well as stop eating for "two". ...Read more

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I haven't smoked a cigarette or black& mild since BEFORE I got pregnant. My son is now here, I breastfeed and I figured when he goes to sleep, I will smoke one cigarette. Will it be okay to breastfeed him when he wakes up in the middle of the night or in

I haven't smoked a cigarette or black& mild since BEFORE I got pregnant. My son is now here, I breastfeed and I figured when he goes to sleep, I will smoke one cigarette. Will it be okay to breastfeed him when he wakes up in the middle of the night or in

No : I wouldnt do it! You have done the work of quitting why start back? Cigarrete smoke exposure contributes to chronic rhinitis, infections, both sepsis and middle ear. We do not want nicotine getting into yiu breast milk whatsoever! Thanks for trusting Healthtap! ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more